NLB CONSTRUCTION CONSULTING, LLC

                                                            Architectural Design/Real Estate Development/Construction Management/ Property Inspections

Call  (802) 355-4130
   
NLB Construction Consulting, LLC
20 West Canal Street #212
Winooski, VT 05404

 
Email: norm-benoit@comcast.net
Web: http://nlbconsultingllc.com

     

                  

 

Services

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ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

 

Ideally, we would prefer to work with you through every phase to ensure the smooth completion of your project. We carry out each phase with the intention of keeping your project on budget and within code.  There are 5 phases of the architectural design process. Phase 1; Schematic Design, Phase 2;  Design Development, Phase 3; Construction Documents, Phase 4;  Bidding, Phase 5; Construction Administration. You may decide to contract with us to complete one or more phases, as you see fit. We can discuss your options further during an initial no-cost consultation. Once we come to an agreement, we will start the design process.

 
 


CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS

 

Construction documents include all building plans, specifications, and supporting documents used during the completion of a construction project. These documents serve several purposes. First, they help translate the needs to the owner or developer into a buildable format that can be universally understood within the construction industry.  Second, they allow the owner to put the project out for bid and to obtain permits from local authorities. They also provide comprehensive instructions to the contractor as to how the project should be constructed.

See Samples


BUILDING PERMIT PROCUREMENT

 

Whatever the size of your project, we'll work with the building department staff to obtain all the necessary permits. Also, sometimes it's best to do your homework before you start working on the design. NLB Construction Consulting can help you do the research on your zoning or permit history to avoid having to re-do your design because the permit requirements weren't understood from the beginning. Once those issues are resolved, we can produce the drawings you need to get the permit issued.


 FEASIBILITY STUDY

 

When a construction project is proposed, a feasibility study will be conducted to objectively review the strengths, benefits and weaknesses of the proposed project. The feasibility study will include, but not be limited to the estimated costs, potential returns, effects to the environment and adjacent structures, the feasibility of the proposed design, the site conditions, and other reports to determine whether the project will provide a suitable return for the required time and resource investment.

 Do your homework. “Flipping" a house consists of buying a run-down property below market price, increasing its value somehow, and rapidly re-selling it for a quick profit. This is different from development investing, in which the buyer purchases a property under development, then sells or rents the unit when it's ready for occupancy. If you play your cards right, you can make a substantial profit. Understand that “flipping” a home can be risky. You're incurring a large amount of debt for a potential payoff in the future. Except sometimes, that payoff doesn't materialize, or it doesn't materialize as quickly as we might have liked. You could be sitting on a property for longer than expected, paying a mortgage, property taxes, and continual upkeep. Sometimes, you will need to sell a home for less than you bought it for. Often, you're at the mercy of a quivering housing market.


CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT

As your Construction Manager, I will act as your agent throughout the design and construction phases of your building project, until the day when you  move in to your new home or renovation. I will manage details including working with builders to keep project cost down, contacting quality Contractors to inform them about the project and working with them to maintain project schedule. I will process contractor pay applications and expedite Owner occupancy permits through local and state agencies.


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        PROPERTY INSPECTIONS

     Being confident that you made the right home purchase is important for your peace of mind. The entire process of buying a home can often be exciting, yet quite confusing and stressful. NLB Construction Consulting Inspectors understand all of this. They simply give you the facts relating to the condition of the home you are about to purchase. With this knowledge, you can buy your new home with confidence, knowing that your choice was the right one.

All renovation or modifications start with a thorough inspection of the existing structure. Code violations, structural integrity are just a few things that will be examined. Bringing the building up to code can be incorporated into the renovation.

Vermont Property Inspector.  Licence # 143.0113538

 

 


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 Architectural Designers can produce  drawings, submit plans for review  and create imaginative, practical and attractive designs.


LOSS CONTROL INSPECTIONS, SITE INSPECTIONS, DRAW INSPECTIONS,

I provide  Inspections for several  companies.